The Rs 7,535-crore greenfield Vizhinjam International Deepwater Seaport, to be developed by Adani Group in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, has received bids from over 16 infrastructure firms for the role of independent engineer.
Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd (VISL), the special purpose vehicle (SPV) of the Kerala government for the proposed port, had invited bids for the function of independent engineer (IE).
Sources in VISL told FE that global infrastructure players, including AMT Australian Marine Technology, TUV India, L&T Infrastructure, Tata Consulting, Egis India, AECOM India and Tata Projects, Maritimus, BMT India, Royal Haskoning, DHV India, Worley Parsons, Mott MacDonald, STUP Consultants, i-maritime, COWI India and HILL International, are in the race for the project. These firms had attended the pre-proposal conference organised in Thiruvananthapuram.
The terms of reference for the IE function would include inspection, monitoring and management of construction works, documentation, issuing completion and provisional certificates, and determining the costs of various works or services. This team will also have a crucial say in the extension of dates. The tenders will be finalised in mid-November, officials said.